I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Viking Juvenile on May 26th 2015
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal, Young Adult- Supernatural/Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
Mina is seventeen. A virgin. And pregnant.
Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnant—despite having never had sex—her orderly world collapses. Almost nobody believes Mina’s claims of virginity. Her father assumes that her boyfriend is responsible; her boyfriend believes she must have cheated on him. As news of Mina’s story spreads, there are those who brand her a liar. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possible—and that Mina’s unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.
When this book hit my desk, I knew I just had to read it. It sounded really good and I was totally in for a story that would sweep me off my feet. Unfortunately, this book fell flat for me.
Issues: My biggest issue is that there are too many questions and not enough answers. Like, who is that old lady? Why did Mina fall pregnant while being a virgin? Is there a bigger picture to this? Are angels/demons/heaven/hell involved in any kind of way? Did Aliens in-pregnant her? GEEZE TELL ME WHAT IT IS!! This story is written well but doesn’t provide the reader with any bread crumbs to go on. I kept on reading, hoping that the author would drop a hint or two and instead, I found myself desperate for answers. Anything!! There was no indication of “SOMETHING BIG” was going to happen. The reader is left in a limbo at the end of the story and that folks just left me unsatisfied.
Story: The story follows a good lead. Mina is a well rounded girl, with good friends and a great boyfriend. She is indeed going places. She works hard and concentrates on school. I can relate how this unexpected pregnancy throws her off yet helps her character grow. While her life may be in shambles, she knows what she wants and fights for it.
Supernatural: There is definitely supernatural events going on. I, for one, would really want to know what! I would consider picking up the next book (if there is one) only to find some closure with this story. I can give the author that much credit. She definitely left me in a wonder of WHY? Why Mina? Why the pregnancy? Why the conspiracy? PLEASE TELL ME!!!
This is a good story is you definitely want to feel out of the loop. I wouldn’t recommend it if you want answers now because you won’t get them. So lets hope that there is a second book cause man, I really want to know.